Obesity & Me
Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
If you have had weight loss surgery already, what things do you most enjoy doing now that you weren't able to do before?
How did you first find out about bariatric surgery and what were your initial impressions of it?
Describe your experience with getting insurance approval for surgery. What advice, if any, do you have for other people in this stage?
What made you finally decide to have the surgery?
How did you decide which proceedure to have?
What fears did you have about having complications or even dying from from the surgery, and what would you tell other people having the same fears now?
How did your family and friends react to your decision? Would you have communicated anything differently if you could now? How supportive were they after your surgery?
What was it like attending your first information seminar on weight loss surgery? Were you glad you attended? if so, why?
What was your stay in the hospital like? How long where you there? What things are most important to bring?
In the weeks after you got your surgery date, how did you feel? How did you cope with any anxiety you might have felt?
Describe your first few weeks home from the hospital. What should people expect from this period?
How far did you travel to have your surgery? (If far, how did this affect your aftercare?)
What vitamins and/or dietary supplements have you taken since your surgery?
What was the worst part about the entire bariatric surgery process?
What aftercare support group/program do you have? How helpful/important is this?
What is your scar like? Is this what you expected?
Do you notice people treating you any differently now?
Before & After
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